Tainted Love

Gloria Jones

About Tainted Love

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained worldwide fame after being covered and reworked by English synth-pop duo Soft Cell in 1981 and has since been covered by numerous groups and artists. Buoyed by the then-dominant synth-pop new wave sound of the time and a memorable performance on the BBC's Top of the Pops, "Tainted Love" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, and was the best-selling single of 1981 in the UK. A major hit during the Second British Invasion, the song spent a then-record 43 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eight. 


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2007
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Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
From the pain that you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you (now I run)
The tainted love you've given
I give you all a girl can give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh, tainted love (oh oh oh, oh oh!)
Tainted love

Now I know I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
You don't really want any love from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And who thinks love is to play
Well I'm sorry I don't play that way

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you (now I run)
The tainted love you've given
I give you all a girl can give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh, tainted love (oh oh oh, oh oh!)
Tainted love

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you (tease!)
I love you though you hurt me so
If I do not pack my things and go (whoa oh oh!)
Tainted love, oh tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)
Tainted love, tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)
Touch me baby, tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)
Touch me baby, tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)

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Gloria Jones

Gloria Richetta Jones (October 19, 1945, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She recorded the 1964 song, "Tainted Love", later a hit for the British synth-pop duo, Soft Cell. She was the girlfriend of glam rock artist Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex until his death in 1977. more »

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